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Imran Khan's Party To Restore Jihadi Content In School Books

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
SEPTEMBER 02, 2013

   
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Cricketer-turned-politico Imran Khan's party will restore "violent jihadist content" in school books in Pakistan's militancy-racked Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. After the secular Awami National Party had come to power in 2008, education officials removed the Quranic verses preaching jihad or holy war and illustrations depicting violence. The chapters covering Islamist figures and ideology were replaced with those on local poets, philosophers and the region's Pashtun identity. These changes were introduced in books used from the first to 12th grade in public schools.

 




However, Imran Khan's Tehrik-e-Insaf, which now rules Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa with the hardline Jamaat-e-Islami, has announced its intention to "restore violent jihadist content in school textbooks".



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